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Windows 7: Does the edition of Windows7 effect performance?

26 Dec 2010   #11
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

If you plan gaming and need that extra ram memory installed i suggest you the Professional Edition. That will be far enough.

Here some infos to compare edition of Windows 7:
Compare Windows 7 Editions


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26 Dec 2010   #12
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
If you plan gaming and need that extra ram memory installed i suggest you the Professional Edition. That will be far enough.
Nah Home Premium is just fine. Is one going to need more then 16 GBs on RAM at this time to play games? No? I didn't think so.
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26 Dec 2010   #13
IaskQuestions

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoN View Post
If you plan gaming and need that extra ram memory installed i suggest you the Professional Edition. That will be far enough.
Nah Home Premium is just fine. Is one going to need more then 16 GBs on RAM at this time to play games? No? I didn't think so.
I was really just wanting to know, not considering the RAM amount, if the difference of features in different editions of Windows 7 x64 would increase or decrease over all performance.

IF they did, can I completely disable features that I do not use in my current version to increase performance? Would it cause weird conflicts?

How would I know how much RAM or CPU usage i'm saving by doing so?

Thanks a lot for all responses.
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26 Dec 2010   #14
Ivan the SoSo

windows 10 pro 64 bit
 
 

Most of the extra features are for Business users and bragging rights(extra ram excluded),however by the time 16+ ram is common people will say....Windows 7!?!? You Still Running THAT!?!?!?

Bad ideal to muck around disabling features on Windows 7...
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26 Dec 2010   #15
IaskQuestions

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Most of the extra features are for Business users and bragging rights(extra ram excluded),however by the time 16+ ram is common people will say....Windows 7!?!? You Still Running THAT!?!?!?

Bad ideal to muck around disabling features on Windows 7...
lol I completely agree with the "You still running THAT?!?" comment concerning win7 and that much RAM. Won't be long until that conversation occurs at the rate technology is moving now though.

I figured i'd ask about the removal of the features because i'm the type that, if i don't want it or won't need it in the near future, I don't want it on my computer. I kind of figured it wouldn't be a smart idea to remove 'em, still gotta ask though.

Thx for your reply
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26 Dec 2010   #16
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You can go to the location shown in the pic below and turn off some or all of the eye candy to gain some advantage. But I don't think that is version-dependent.

I have most of mine turned off.


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26 Dec 2010   #17
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IaskQuestions View Post
I was really just wanting to know, not considering the RAM amount, if the difference of features in different editions of Windows 7 x64 would increase or decrease over all performance.

IF they did, can I completely disable features that I do not use in my current version to increase performance? Would it cause weird conflicts?

How would I know how much RAM or CPU usage i'm saving by doing so?

Thanks a lot for all responses.
The difference features each one provides does not effect performance in the slightest. Most are disabled by default anyways.
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26 Dec 2010   #18
IaskQuestions

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Good info.

I like the default effects windows 7 has so i probably won't disable that. Knowing that the features in each edition doesn't effect performance is good to know as well.

I have heard that some features that come with different editions of windows usually networking features can cause vulnerabilities, but you can combat that by using stealth ports with your firewall, correct?
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27 Dec 2010   #19
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IaskQuestions View Post
I have heard that some features that come with different editions of windows usually networking features can cause vulnerabilities, but you can combat that by using stealth ports with your firewall, correct?
No, I'm not sure that is correct. All your router ports should be in stealth mode (in my opinion) anyway, regardless of which version of Windows 7 you are using.
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27 Dec 2010   #20
IaskQuestions

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IaskQuestions View Post
I have heard that some features that come with different editions of windows usually networking features can cause vulnerabilities, but you can combat that by using stealth ports with your firewall, correct?
No, I'm not sure that is correct. All your router ports should be in stealth mode (in my opinion) anyway, regardless of which version of Windows 7 you are using.
Of course, better safe than sorry. But is it indeed possible that some of the features windows comes with automatically end up making your system more vulnerable? Stealth Ports is something basic. Say for instance, putting java on your machine opens you up to all kinds of new threats. As far as im concerned the safest defense vs vulnerabilities is to run virtual machines? LoL. IDK i'm just speculating. Over here on cloud 9.

Thanks for your response. All of 'em are always welcome.
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